Charnwood Road Baptist Church

2021 Sunday Devotions

 Rev Nigel 13 June 2021



 Rev Nigel Riley 6 June 2021

 Rev Nigel Riley 30 May 2021


We are still working through the logistical challenges of doing this - your prayers and patience are appreciated. Although the necessary human input (once the service has been filmed) is relatively small, it takes many hours to upload it to YouTube, so it is not likely that we can make the link available before Monday each week.

 Rev Nigel Riley 23 May 2021


We are joining tomorrow with the Baptist Assembly online worship which goes live at 10.30am on Sunday 16th May. May you know blessing as we gather with the Baptist family nationally.




This service includes a sermon and communion from Rev Carl Smethurst, regional minister from SWBA and prayers from some of our deacons.
 There is also an introduction to the BU Assembly, which anyone can join for free. Our service for 16th May will come from the BU Assembly. This will be livestreamed so will have to be watched at the set time (or possibly watched back on YouTube later in the day) - details of timings and the link for the service will be sent nearer the time.

 9 May 2021


Dear Friends,
Today we look at a key passage - about loving each other - in 1 John chapter 4 v7-21. Our service also includes a time of prayer for the unfolding catastrophe in India. 
We pray that you will be blessed as we worship. 

 Rev Nigel Riley 2 May 2021

Dear Friends,
Today we look at John chapter 10, and consider what it means to respond to and follow the Good Shepherd. We pray that you will be blessed as we worship. 
 Rev Nigel Riley 25 April 2021

Dear Friends,
Today we look at a key speech from Peter in Acts chapter 3, following the healing of a lame man, and we share too in Communion. We pray that you will be blessed as we worship.
 Rev Nigel Riley 18 April 2021


Dear Friends,
We continue in celebration of the joy of Easter today, as we look at the Emmaus Road narrative from Luke chapter 24.  We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.
 Rev Nigel Riley 11 April 2021

Dear Friends,
"Hallelujah - He is risen!"
Today, Sunday April 4th, is the highlight of the Christian calendar - when we celebrate that Jesus lives, that death is no more, that through Him  we can claim salvation and eternal life.  We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.
 Rev Nigel Riley 4 April 2021

This is a service for Holy Week, reflecting on all the events of that first Easter as recounted in Matthew chapters 26 and 27. The service includes readings (thank you to all our readers), worship songs and video presentations. We also share communion so please prepare some bread and wine/juice before you begin.
We pray that as you reflect on all that Jesus took upon himself for our sakes you will once again be filled with wonder and humble thanks - and that you will be excitedly anticipating the resurrection joy to come on Sunday.
We pray that you will have a happy and very blessed Easter.
 Maundy Thursday Reflection 1 April 2021


Palm Sunday service of praise
We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.
 Rev Nigel Riley 28 March 2021


Dear Friends,
As we continue with our Lent series of sermons, reflecting on how as Christians we can make a difference for the Kingdom where God has placed us, we look this week at a very important text from Matthew 6 on prayer. We also share in Holy Communion and look back at a year of online services. We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.
 Rev Nigel Riley 21 March 2021

Dear Friends,
We continue with our Lent series of sermons, reflecting on how as Christians we can make a difference for the Kingdom where God has placed us. Today our text is from Colossians chapter 3, and today is also Mothers' Day, which we shall be remembering in our service. We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.
 Rev Nigel Riley 14 March 2021

Dear Friends,
We continue with our Lent series of sermons, reflecting on how as Christians we can make a difference for the Kingdom where God has placed us. Today our text is from Genesis chapter 28. We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.


  Rev Nigel Riley 7 March 2021

Dear Friends,
Today we start a Lenten series of sermons, reflecting on how as Christians we can make a difference for the Kingdom where God has placed usWe pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.

 Rev Nigel Riley 28 February 2021

For many Christians Lent is a time to do things slightly differently, and as we too enter this important season, we depart temporarily from our usual practice and incorporate contributions from Baptist ministers elsewhere in the UK. It is good to widen our focus, and we pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.

 Rev Nigel Riley 21 February 2021

Today we reflect on the Work of the Leprosy Mission: our preacher today is Ruth Ellett, and our prayers are led by Maureen Walbey. We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.

 Ruth Ellett 14 February 2021

Here is this week's service link – for Feb 7th.   Today we look at the latter section of Isaiah 40. We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.
 
Rev Nigel Riley 7 February 2021


Here is this week's service link – for Jan 31st.   Today we are in the book of Psalms: Robyn, a friend from our time in India, takes us through one way of looking at Psalms, and we look together in greater detail at Psalm 111. 
 Rev Nigel Riley 31 January 2021
It is also BMS Sunday, when we pray for BMS workers all over the world.  We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together.  
Link to BMS Day of Prayer (31st January)
https://www.bmsworldmission.org/get-involved/pray/day-of-prayer/


We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together; today we look at a wonderful text from the book of Joshua.
 Rev Nigel Riley 24 January 2021

We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together; today we look at the very start of Mark's Gospel and at the theme of baptism, and we also celebrate Communion together.
 Rev Nigel Riley 17 January 2021

We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together; today we look at how to get our faith moving again in a New Year, especially as we again face the demands and pressures of a new Covid-19 lockdown.
 Rev Nigel Riley 10 January 2021

We pray that you will be richly blessed as we worship together; that you will know Jesus' joy, peace and comfort in your hearts throughout 2021 and always.
 Rev Nigel Riley 3 January 2021